[ kal-uhn-koh-ee, kuh-lang-koh-ee, kal-uhn-choh, kuh-lan-choh ]
/ ˌkæl ənˈkoʊ i, kəˈlæŋ koʊ i, ˈkæl ənˌtʃoʊ, kəˈlæn tʃoʊ /
any of several chiefly African and Asian succulent plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Kalanchoe, of the stonecrop family, having mostly opposite leaves and branching clusters of flowers.
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Origin of kalanchoe
Borrowed into English from New Latin around 1820–30
Words nearby kalanchoe
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British Dictionary definitions for kalanchoe
/ (ˌkælənˈkəʊɪ) /
any plant of the tropical succulent genus Kalanchoe, grown as pot plants for their small brightly coloured flowers, sometimes scented, and their dark shiny leaves: family Crassulaceae
Word Origin for kalanchoe
New Latin, from the Chinese name of one of the species
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